BarkBox is a monthly subscription service providing dog products, services, and experiences. BARK serves over 1 million dogs monthly through BarkBox and Super Chewer subscriptions and retail distribution.
On December 17, 2020, Barkbox, Inc. and Northern Star Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement. As a result of the transaction, which values the Company at an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion, BARK will become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol, "BARK".
The company was founded December 2011 by Carly Strife, Matt Meeker, and Henrik Werdelin. Prior to co-founding BarkBox, Meeker co-founded the social networking site Meetup.com.As of September 17, 2020 Manish Joneja is the CEO at BARK, succeeding co-founder Matt Meeker.
In April 2013, the company raised $6.7 million in a venture funding. The company surpassed the $25 million revenue run rate the same year. BARK received an additional $15 Million in Series B funding led by Resolute.vc, along with RRE, BoxGroup, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Slow Ventures, Daher Capital, CAA, Vast Ventures, and City National Bank in 2014.
BARK launched BarkCam in early 2014, a photo sharing app which operates as an "Instagram for dogs" and their owners.
Highest paying job titles at Bark include Counsel, Designer, and Director, Growth Marketing